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26 Sep 2017
Monument to mark mass ghetto escape unveiled in Novogrudok
A museum of the Jewish resistance has been opened there. On 26 September 1943 hundreds of concentration camp prisoners used the underground tunnel they were secretly digging for several months to break away. Among the survivors was the great-grandfather of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump...
26 Sep 2017
New wine festival to close National Cultures Days in Minsk
The historical center of the city will offer guests an atmosphere of welcoming Moldavian countryside offering food and tasting of exclusive Moldavian wine. The top ten wine producers of Moldova will be presented at the food court...
25 Sep 2017
Nesvizh-made linen, baked goods receive thumbs-up during Days of Belarus in Latvia
The event’s important feature was its regional level. Latvia’s Auce and Belarus’ Nesvizh signed a cooperation agreement five years ago...
25 Sep 2017
Number of visa-free visitors to Belarus reaches 52,000
“Belarus has welcomed 52,000 tourists since the launch of the visa-free entry,” Mikhail Portnoi remarked. He said the country is now looking into extending the duration of visa-free stay to ten days...
25 Sep 2017
Belarus mulls over 30-day visa-free entry for China
“We would like this matter decided by the end of the year. We are working on it,” Belarus’ Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi stressed...
25 Sep 2017
European Catholic bishops to lead services in Minsk churches
The head of the episcopal conferences from 45 countries will arrive in Minsk to take part in the Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE). During the assembly some bishops will attend services in Minsk churches...
24 Sep 2017
First Chinese tourists come to Belarus under Tsentrkurort program
The group is comprised of 15 tourists aged 60-80. “These people have decided to visit Belarus at their own cost and expense,” the Tsentrkurort company said...
22 Sep 2017
Soviet sports legend Elena Belova awarded Belarus NOC medal
A ceremony to celebrate the athlete was held in the Upper Town Concert Hall. The award was presented by First Vice President of Belarus’ National Olympic Committee Andrei Astashevich...
22 Sep 2017
Minsk to host major international conference on children's rights in October
The conference is envisaged in Belarus’ first national human rights action plan which was adopted in the country in 2016...
22 Sep 2017
Belarusian writer museum exhibits on display in Warsaw
The exhibition is dedicated to the 135th anniversary since the People’s Artist of Belarus Yakub Kolas was born. His life was closely related to representatives of other literatures...
22 Sep 2017
Belarus to welcome first organized group of Chinese tourists under Tsentrkurort program
On 24-30 September the tourists will see the sights of Minsk and Brest, visit the historical and cultural complex Stalin Line, the estate Mir Pchel and the museum Dudutki and get acquainted with Mir and Nesvizh castle complexes...
21 Sep 2017
Belarus-Russia journalism school opens in Grodno
The project is co-implemented by the Belarusian Union of Journalists and the Russian community of journalists Druzya-Syabry as a follow-up to the agreements reached at the 19th World Congress of Russian Press held in Minsk in July 2017...
21 Sep 2017
CIS film forum to open with After You’re Gone film in Minsk
The forum will feature the films released in the CIS member states in 2015-2017...
21 Sep 2017
Zhukovsky plein air works to go on display in Minsk
The formal opening of the plein air took place in the Zhuravlinoye estate, the cultural and memorial center associated with the name Stanislav Zhukovsky, in 2015...
21 Sep 2017
Grodno to host 2nd stage of Union State Spartakiad 2-7 October
The Belarusian and Russian teams of students (born in 2004-2005), a total of 96 athletes, will compete in basketball, table tennis and athletics...
21 Sep 2017
Minsk to host Belarus’ first philosophy congress on 18-20 October
The congress will be Belarus’ largest scientific forum in the field of philosophy, social sciences and humanities, an important event of the Year of Science marked in the country in 2017...
20 Sep 2017
Restored Gospel of 1600 on display at National Art Museum in Minsk
The exhibition presents the restored Gospel of 1600. This Gospel was printed by the printing center “The Mamonich House” in Vilna, the largest Belarusian printing center of the late 16th- early 17th centuries...
20 Sep 2017
Belarus second at international lumberjack tournament in Estonia
The best-performing Belarusian participant was Anatoly Andron who placed second in Limbing and fourth in the all-around...
20 Sep 2017
Special first day cover to mark 95th anniversary of Belarusbank
Chairman of the Board of Belarusbank Viktor Ananich said that the stamped envelopes could reach 192 countries that are partners to the Belarusian postal service in the Universal Postal Union...
20 Sep 2017
Minsk named top CIS tourist destination in autumn 2017
According to Turstat, tourists book autumn holidays in Minsk for an average of 2.5 days and spend $70 on accommodation per day...
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